The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) introduced “OReGO” the state’s new pay-by-the mile road usage program using Verizon Telematics, which is open to 5,000 vehicles statewide on a voluntary basis, reports Verizon.
Verizon Telematics was approved by ODOT to take part in its road usage charge program using its In-Drive Service.
Current In-Drive customers, who choose to participate, will be able to sign up as they already have the required hardware in their vehicles
Oregon is the first state to implement a road usage charge program, which may serve as a potential new transportation funding method.
After a thorough review of the pay-per-mile system, the Oregon Legislature will consider next steps, which may include adding drivers to the program or extending its reach.